When co-founders Bob Shantz, Richard Dyck and John Unruh joined forces to create the first-ever Friendship Golf tournament, they set in motion the opportunity to Play with Purpose at an event that has now raised more than $1-million to support those who are homeless.
This represents thousands and thousands of men finding hope, healing and housing.
While we couldn’t gather for our usual tournament and banquet this year, thank you for joining together online on July 14 to celebrate these 25 years. We heard from our shelter team member, Mark, who knew years of homelessness himself, and from fellow golfers for whom our shelter was key to putting their loved one on a path to a better future!
We also honoured co-founder and committee member John Unruh’s unwavering annual support of Friendship Golf. John passed away earlier this year, and, as one of his last acts in a life of generosity, shared $10,000 in support to this event to see men move beyond homelessness.
Thank you for helping raise the $45,000 needed for shelter from this event and funding belonging for these men! And a special thank you to Len & Brenda Jewitt for providing the $10,000 matching gift, and to our generous sponsors: E.M. Simon Professional Corporation (Platinum); Cowan Insurance Group (Gold); Menno S. Martin Contractor Limited (Silver).
We can’t wait to see you in person on July 13, 2022, when we invite you once again to Play with Purpose!
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